West Indian batting again lacked quality on the third day of the second Test of the Haier Cup series against Pakistan at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi yesterday.
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T&T girls eliminated from Fed Cup
The national girls tennis team was knocked out of the Fed Cup America zone group two in Puerto Rico yesterday, after losing 2-1 to Costa Rica. The T&T team, which includes Anneliese Rose, Olivia Bennett and Shenelle Mohammed, needed to defeat Costa Rica to advance to the next round of qualifying for the Americas Zone Group I competition next year. The experienced Anneliese Rose gave T&T a great start, when she outlasted Juli Raventos 6-2, 6-4. However, Ariana Rahmanparast levelled the three-match series 1-1 for Costa Rica, defeating Olivia Bennett 6-1, 6-2. In the deciding match, Rahmanparast paired up with Andrea Brenes to get past Bennett and Rose in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0.
Anneliese Rose (T&T) def Juli Raventos (CR) 6-2, 6-4
Ariana Rahmanparast (CR) def Olivia Bennett 6-1, 6-2
Andrea Brenes/Ariana Rahmanparast (CR) def Olivia Bennett/Anneliese Rose (T&T) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0